Can Part-Time Students/Graduates Do Direct Entry?

A candidate may want to know if after completing his part-time program, he can obtain a JAMB Direct entry form to proceed with a university degree course. 

Let’s say you’re about to obtain a PT form (such as a daily part-time or a regular one) in a polytechnic or college of education. Then, your plan is to cross to a university after your two-year or three-year course on a part-time basis. To cross, of course, you will need to obtain DE form and process admission into any favorable university. Is this possible for you?

Of course, with this question, you’re already aware that it's possible for candidates to attend a full-time ND or NCE program. Undoubtedly, you don’t know the fate of their part-time counterparts on this.

This post will take you by hand and show you what you need to know if you aim to go for a part-time ND or NCE or are already in it and if the Direct Entry application will be possible for you after.

Part-Time Candidates Can Apply for Direct Entry

As a polytechnic (ND) part-time graduate, you have two options after your program – proceeding to HND or crossing to a university. To proceed to HND, you don’t need the direct entry registration but to cross to a university, you need to register for the JAMB Direct Entry.

In the case of NCE a part-time graduate, you’re more likely to further your education at a university through Direct entry or to other programs such as part-time degree, sandwich, distant-learning, or National Open University.

Hence, it's safe to conclude that in order for part-time students to cross to universities, they need to obtain DE forms too just like their full-time counterparts. This post contains other things to know.

There are certain conditions attached to this though. Let’s dive into them.

Part-Time Students Must Do Regularization or JAMB Part-Time Application

Before you’ll be able to obtain JAMB DE form, as a part-time ND/NCE/HND/BSC graduate, you must have a valid JAMB registration number. Don’t forget, that, you didn’t gain your ND, NCE, HND, or BSC admission through JAMB as a part-time candidate. And you can check the JAMB matriculation list here if you're in doubt. Hence, there is a need to obtain a valid JAMB registration number.

This doesn’t mean you have to sit and write another UTME now. No! You will only apply to JAMB to give you a new number which you will use for your DE application.

NOTE: If you did JAMB in the year of your PT admission or previously, you still need to apply for a new JAMB number or apply for revalidation of that old JAMB number.

The processes of obtaining this new JAMB registration number are discussed fully below.

JAMB Regularization is for “Before-2019 Candidates”

The process of obtaining this new number is called JAMB regularization. This concerned only candidates who gained part-time admissions before 2019. In other words, if you’re offered PT admission years up to 2018, your option is to get a valid JAMB number in the regularization. For the processes and more, check the posts below.

  1. How To Create a Profile For Regularization For DE (Direct Entry)
  2. JAMB Regularization For Direct Entry (DE): Procedures, Price, and Closing Date
  3. How Long Does JAMB Regularization Take to Be Approved?


JAMB Part-time Application is for “2019-and-After Candidates”

If you’re offered a Part-time admission from 2019 to date, you will not do JAMB regularization, rather, you’re to do JAMB part-time registration.

This method was recently introduced in order to reduce the stress candidates are being exposed to because of regularization.

Details of how to do part-time registration on the JAMB portal are well detailed in my post, “How to Register JAMB Part-Time, JAMB DLC and JAMB Sandwich”.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Changing from Part-Time Programs to University Degrees via JAMB Direct Entry


Q: Can part-time polytechnic or college of education students apply for JAMB Direct Entry to transition to a university?

A: Yes, part-time graduates from polytechnics (ND) and colleges of education (NCE) can apply for JAMB Direct Entry to cross to a university. This process allows them to further their education at the university level, similar to their full-time counterparts.

Q: What options are available for part-time ND graduates?

A: Part-time ND graduates have two main options: they can either proceed to HND within their polytechnic or cross to a university through JAMB Direct Entry.

Q: What about part-time NCE graduates?

A: Part-time NCE graduates have various options including furthering their education at a university through Direct Entry, or enrolling in other programs such as part-time degree, sandwich, distance-learning, or National Open University.

Q: Is there a prerequisite for part-time students to apply for Direct Entry?

A: Yes, part-time students must have a valid JAMB registration number before they can apply for JAMB Direct Entry. This is because part-time admissions do not typically go through JAMB, and a valid JAMB number is required for the Direct Entry application.

Q: What if I did JAMB in the year of my part-time admission or before?

A: Even if you have an old JAMB registration number from a previous UTME, you must still apply for a new JAMB number or request revalidation of the old number to be eligible for Direct Entry.

Q: What is JAMB regularization, and who needs it?

A: JAMB regularization is a process that provides a valid JAMB registration number to candidates who gained part-time admission before 2019. It's required for those who need a JAMB number to apply for Direct Entry but were admitted into their part-time programs without going through JAMB.

Q: How about part-time students admitted from 2019 onwards?

A: Part-time students admitted from 2019 onwards do not need to undergo JAMB regularization. Instead, they should complete the JAMB part-time registration, a simplified process introduced to reduce the stress of obtaining a valid JAMB number.

Q: Where can I find more information on JAMB regularization and part-time registration?

A: Detailed information on the processes, including procedures, costs, and deadlines, can be found in dedicated posts on JAMB regularization for Direct Entry and how to register for JAMB part-time. These resources provide step-by-step guides for obtaining a valid JAMB registration number, tailored to when you were admitted to your part-time program.

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  1. Good Morning...I earned my OND through part time program and if I want to go for my HND part time in the same school do I need to do jamb regularization?

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    1. No. You don't need regularization to further your HND on part-time basis. Regularization is much for the purpose of NYSC and since you're not serving after your HND on part-time basis, no need for the regularization.

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  2. Sir wat are my requirements for direct entry

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    1. The requirements are well detailed in the post with the link below. Check it out.
      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2019/01/direct-entry-form-de-20192020.html

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  3. please sir if we do jamb part time registration, is it possible for us to do DE

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    1. Yes, it's possible.

      Check more through the link below.

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2020/03/can-part-time-student-do-direct-entry.html

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  4. If I do ND part time program can I do direct entry into university full time

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  5. Please, I am a part time graduate with bsc but I want to do another course on full time with direct entry. I have gotten my nysc exemption letter too. I have my jamb regularisation as well. But can I still go for service if I finish this direct entry course I want to do?

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    1. Officially, you're not allowed to serve two times. It's once! Your JAMB registration number (which you will use for the new DE application, has already been tied to NYSC. Hence, you may not be allowed to serve with your new full time programme.

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  6. Well done sir....I already did jamb regulirization when I was admitted in 2018,where will I get my jamb reg number? Jamb office or online

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    1. If you truly did the JAMB regularization and it's approved, JAMB should have sent the number to your email.

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    2. I'm sorry but now I'm confused.

      After my admission in 2018,I was asked to do part time registration which I paid sum of 3,500 to jamb and subbmitted to fedpoffa admission office in 2018.....How will I get my jamb registration number and apply for DE this year?

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    3. You will need JMAB regularization or obtain a new UTME form nd upgrade that to DE.

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  7. Good day sir
    I Graduated with HND part Time in the year 2019 ..
    Do I need to go through jamb regularization to get my exclusion letter from NYSC

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  8. I have my ND result
    I got a 2.84
    Can I apply for DE

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  9. Sir, can l do direct entry into University full time with my weekend program.

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    1. If a programme is weekend, it's not full time. Regular part-times are runs in the weekends.

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  10. Sir
    I wrote jamb this year and registered as a regular student can I still switch over to part-time now with my result

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    1. Part-time and full-time course are different programme. Hence, you can switch if you like. Read the post below.

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2021/07/can-part-time-candidates-apply-for-jamb.html

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  11. your reply is urgently neede sir

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  12. i have ND ( full time). can i apply using DE for ( partime program) whereby i will start from 200 level. and is there any need for me to register another jamb

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    1. You will register for DE form not UTME. DE admission will give you 200 level admission

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  13. Please sir can I use my part time SLT to go for nursing direct entry

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  14. Pls I want use my ND to gain admission into the university as a part time student,what are the process,duration and cost?

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    1. You will obtain JAMB direct entry form. The choose the university of interest. Send your transcript to the proposed university and take part in their post DE exercise.

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  15. Good day sir,please I need clarification,I graduated in 2015 through part time with ND, I'm about to buy 2021/2022 part time HND form, can I go for regularization so I can obtained nysc exclusion certificate at the end of my HND or won't I be considered by jamb?

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    1. If your HND will be on part-time, you don't need regularization for anything. NYSC will issue exclusion letter without any JAMB registration number or regularization.

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  16. Pls,sir. is it going to be successful to register for the center for distance learning first before applying for part time jamb form if jamb is not on sale early this year 2022?

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    1. What matters is to register for JAMB part-time usually after you must have obtained the form of that school.

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    2. Good evening Sir please i want to ask are they still doing jamb regularization I just gain admission for my HND recently and I want to do my jamb regularization because I finished my ND through PT but some people are telling me that nothing like jamb regularization again please am confused sir I we like to hear from you soon Sir thanks Sir

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    3. They are still doing that. Or they may recommend you do JAMB part-time registration instead. Read more about that below.

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2019/11/jamb-explains-how-to-register-part-time.html

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  17. Hello sir,
    I was offer daily part time program admission in 2019 and i graduated 2021(ND). I have gotten to jamb office to do regularization but they said it's no more Available for2019 upward. And I want to do direct entry in to university. Please what can I do?
    They also explained that if I do Jamb Part time registration that I can't do direct entry, I can only go for HND with jamb part time registration.

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    1. I've not heard that with JAMB part-time registration, you can only use that for HND. That's is new. And that's what I was about to recommend if they wouldn't do the regularization for you

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  18. I didn't write jamb utme but I want to do part time in polytechnic without jamb utme exams can I just visit jamb office and get a part time form then go to the school of my choice and get their part time form?

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    1. Sure. You can apply to that school first. The, register with JAMB later too.

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  19. Pls sir,After I register the part time and I got the registration slip,what next should I do,am I to wait for jamb to approve or what should I do pls?

    I want to register for DE and registration will soon close,pls what am I to do

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    1. Hello sir
      My question is related to this too, how many days does it take before part time registration is approved.

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  20. Please sir, is it only during each year utme jamb registration processing we can only buy JAMB DE FORM?

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    1. Yes. UTME and DE forms are sold and closed together.

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  21. Hello sir, I’m a part time OND graduate can I cross to HND full time...

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    1. Yes, you can. See more about that through the link below.

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2020/11/nd-part-time-plus-hnd-full-timenysc.html

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  22. Please sir, I graduated from ND pertime 2018, and finished HND full time I want to go for service I was asked to do jamb pertime regularization, please now true? I was told the formal way of doing it and closed

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    1. Yes, it's true. You have to do it. Go to JAMB office closer to you

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  23. Please if I do jamb pertime regularization
    Cos I graduated 2018 ND, did HND full time, will I be able to go for service?

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  24. GOODDAY SIR, please am interested but first i will love to know if the programmes are of saturday and sunday cause am not free during the weekend

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    1. If you mean part-time programme, some schools run theirs weekend. Some run it daily. The daily one is called daily part-time. Each school will state if weekend or daily.

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  25. I have my ND certificate as a part time student in yabatech can I cross into university with my certificate

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    1. Yes. A part-time ND holder can cross to university through DE as already covered in the post above

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  26. Please Sir, I am presently in my last year of my NCE {Computer Science and Mathematics}, after my certificate, can I apply for DE into University for BSc Computer Science?,
    And also will I need to sit for UTME Exam?

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    1. You can apply for DE into Computer Science of any university and you won't need to sit for UTME again. Read the post below for more clues into what next after NCE.

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2019/06/after-completing-nce-what-next-nce.html

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  27. Please I gained admission through regular part time .Bsc. What are the requirements for jamb regularrization

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    1. For details of procedures of the JAMB regularization and related matters, read the post below.

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2018/06/jamb-regularization-compulsory.html

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    2. Which other courses are related to religious education sir,I want to change to do another course in my degree program sir

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  28. I finished my ND as a full time and now am in HnD as full time as well how will I go on with jamb regularization

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  29. Is it possible to move direct entry while u are running ur part time?

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  30. Good day sir, when I registered for part time last year, I was asked to do jamb regularization which I did. After which I was given jamb registration number.

    Do I need to do jamb regularization again after my ND when I want apply for DE

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  31. I need the answer augment Sir.

    Good day Sir. I just finished with my part-time program in December 2023 and I have done my JAMB part-time Registration. Now I want to apply for Direct Entry to a University but our results is yet to be collected. My school as not yet release our results. What will I do Sir? How can I apply for Direct Entry?

    May Almighty God continue to help you more than you are helping others (Amin 🙏)

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  32. Good day sir
    I was a part time student and I did the part time registration right after the school gave me admission in 2021,but now that I'm done with the programme , I wanna apply for direct entry but I'm unable to print my admission letter, av gone to several cyber cafe's but still can't print it,all it says is candidate not found and on my admission status it says I av been admitted what do I do

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